WGBH celebrates 40 years of Earth Days


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"What we were trying to do is to create a brand-new public consciousness that would cause the rules of the game to change...it was wild and exciting and out of control — and the sort of thing that lets you know you've got something big happening." — Denis Hayes, National Coordinator, Earth Day 1970

Earth Days schedule and related programs >
Lectures on the Forum Network
The environment in the news
WGBH's Earth Days Photo Contest
digital mural: your photo here WGBH received some outstanding submissions for our first digital mural photo contest. It was a tough decision, but our photo contest judges chose three winners to have their photos displayed on WGBH's digital mural.

This month's theme: Earth Days Boston
Earth Days premieres on Facebook
WGBH was the first major broadcaster to premiere a full-length documentary on Facebook ahead of its national broadcast!
Earth Days trailer
WGBH's American Experience presents Earth Days, a documentary that traces the development of the modern environmental movement from its post-war rumblings in the 1950s to the first wildly successful 1970 Earth Day celebration and the subsequent firestorm of political action to reveal the revolutionary achievements — and missed opportunities — of groundbreaking eco-activism.
Reports on climate, energy, and the environment
e2: Architecture 2030
sustainable houseBuildings are responsible for almost half of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Can a collaborative effort — government leaders, architects, regulatory agencies and building suppliers — avert a climate crisis through policy change and education?
Frontline: Heat
oil tower on fire Frontline's far-reaching investigation into America's energy landscape and what can be done to save our planet. What it will take?

Independent Lens: Power Paths
power towersIt's time to cut our dependence on fossil fuel and pursue renewable energy. But how can it be done? Native American tribes turn to solar and wind sources to provide clean sustainable energy for cities across the West.
Nova: Extreme Ice
glacierAround the world, glaciers and ice sheets have begun breaking apart and accelerating toward the oceans faster than ever imagined possible. An acclaimed photographer joins scientists to document the runaway melting of glaciers.